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MTfred19 - Aug 21, 2023 10:44 am

I Love Beachpacking  Sucess!

I was able to meet up with a great friend of mine who I hadn't seen in 5 years, which was the best part, and we decided to do this hike we had talked vaguely about many years ago. Now it was actually going to happen! We decided to just do the the whole thing- that is, hike the north and south beaches of Olympic National Park. It was gonna be freakin' awesome. We started by each driving about a thousand miles to get out there, then we left a truck at Oil City, headed north on the highway, and began our hike up at Ozette. We spent 5 days hiking south along the beach back to the truck and had an amazing adventure! Perfect weather. So unique- I hadn't even been to the ocean in over a decade. So many good memories made. I guess the one disappointment was that there is a 9 mile section of road walking between the two beaches, which we were hoping to score a ride on, but nobody picked us up. Cars whizzing by, not much shoulder, definitely the most dangerous part of the entire hike so I don't recommend it. Not a big deal though, we had a seriously excellent trip overall that we will remember forever. OK, I guess we missed Shi-Shi, but that will probably give us good reason to come back some day.

Stu Brandel

Stu Brandel - Aug 22, 2014 11:07 pm Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2014

Coastal Coolness  Sucess!

Hiked up Rialto Beach yesterday with my son Evan in the fog (still very cool) and today hiked the Ozette triangle (a very wild place that kicked my butt).


olympicmarmot - Feb 7, 2014 12:05 am

great alternative  Sucess!

I love backpacking the coast in winter and early spring. Tons of wildlife..few if any people. Im very partial to Toleak Point

Stu Brandel

Stu Brandel - Jun 10, 2013 9:57 pm Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2011

Wild WA Coast  Sucess!

A muddy trail to beautiful Shi Shi beach one day, Dungeness Spit the next. Unusual and unsurpassed.


gimpilator - Nov 14, 2012 10:40 pm

My Home  Sucess!

Where better to live than Washington?


Eleutheros - Jul 14, 2012 4:59 pm Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2010

Cape Flattery, the Olympics  Sucess!

Camped on the beach. Swam at Cape Flattery. Climbed two peaks in the Olympics. Beautiful.


rasgoat - Mar 28, 2011 10:10 pm

Backpacked  Sucess!

Did the beach thing, it was gorgeous. Missed the Mountains

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